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Over $100,000 in produce sold at Gwinnett drive-thru market, County buys remaining product for non-profits

Gwinnett County purchased all remaining fruits, cheese, and vegetables with their CARES money to be distributed to those in need.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Georgia farmers brought in just under $104,000 from Wednesday's Grown to Go Drive Thru event outside Cool Ray Field. Following the event Gwinnett County purchased the remaining product with their CARES money to be distributed to those in need.

Officials with the Georgia Department of Agriculture said on-site sales totaled out at $21,146. Officials with CARES picked up the leftover produce Thursday morning to be distributed to the following organizations. 

  • Lawrenceville Co-op
    • 200 Produce Boxes
    • 30 Blueberry Flats
    • 10 Peach Boxes
    • 15 Onion Boxes
  • Southeast Gwinnett Co-op
    • 200 Produce Boxes
    • 60 Blueberry Flats
    • 5 Peach Boxes
    • 5 Onion Boxes
  • Satisfeed (Feed My Sheep)
    • 258 Produce Boxes
    • 40 Blueberry Flats
    • 12 Peach Boxes
    • 7 Onion Boxes
  • Hamilton Mill UMC
    • 100 Produce Boxes
    • 10 Blueberry Flats
    • 5 Peach Boxes
  • North Gwinnett Co-op
    • 35 Produce Boxes
    • 20 Blueberry Flats
    • 5 Peach Boxes
  • Duluth Co-op
    • 16 Produce Boxes
  • Duncan Creek ES
    • 30 Produce Boxes
    • 6 Blueberry Flats
    • 3 Peach Boxes
  • Puckett's Mill ES
    • 30 Produce Boxes
    • 6 Blueberry Flats
    • 3 Peach Boxes
  • Norcross Housing
    • 45 Produce Boxes
    • 6 Blueberry Flats
  • Rainbow Village
    • 30 Produce Boxes
    • 5 Blueberry Flats
  • Lilburn Masjid
    • 60 Produce Boxes
    • 35 Blueberry Flats
    • 8 Peach Boxes

In totality, CARES donated 1004 produce boxes, 218 blueberry flats, 51 peach boxes, and 27 onion boxes to area non-profits.

Credit: Gwinnett County
Credit: Gwinnett County

For pre-sale profits, farmers sold $82,733 worth of produce selling 1,482 baskets of produce. 118 of the purchased baskets were donation baskets to support a local nonprofit. 

County officials say they would like to hold a second date for the event featuring different types of produce.

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Posted by My Lawrenceville News on Wednesday, May 27, 2020